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Engine Conversion

Well with a few longs days that turned into nights, and a lot of help from my father, and girlfriend Breanna, we managed to get the interior back together and installed the Thursday morning of Folk Fest. With no time to test it we loaded up the van, made it to Birds Hill and set… [read more]

Are you a Vanagon owner? Do you love your Vanagon but it runs like a Vanagon? We can help. Frank Motors has been known as a Volkswagen specialist for over 50 years and have recently started doing Vanagon engine conversions. There are a few shops across Canada that offer engine conversions on Volkswagen Vanagons, however… [read more]

So now that most of the mechanical work has been completed and the new wheels and tires were fitted,  it was time to move onto the next step of the van build, turning it into a camper. If you remember from the last blog, my van started out its life as a 7-passenger people mover. … [read more]

Why did you do the engine conversion on your VW Vanagon? Kyle:  When I purchased the van it required a transmission and front differential to be rebuilt, because of this the original engine needed to be removed.  I knew long term I wanted more power out of the van, so when it was time to… [read more]

Frank Motors has been known as the Volkswagen specialist for over 50 years so it was no surprise when we had a client reach out to us to work on their Volkswagen camper van also known as a Vanagon. This is a story about how the Frank Motors team did an engine conversion to increase… [read more]


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